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51. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 14
Steve Goldberg Frog and Toad Go to High School: A Review of Tom Wartenberg’s A Sneetch is a Sneetch and Other Philosophical Discoveries
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A review of the book A Sneetch is a Sneetch by Thomas Wartenberg. The book provides insight to deeper philosophical questions through the critical reading of children’s stories. The review provokes philosophy teachers to implicate this book and its methods into young-adult philosophical studies.
plato essay contest winners
52. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 14
Jared Corbet Probabilistic Chains
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In this PLATO winning essay, Jared Corbet discusses the strength of the hard determinism argument against the notion of free will through historical lenses and comparisons to alternative theories such as libertarianism and compatibilism. Corbet in the end finds hard determinism to be the most logical explanation.
53. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 14
Sydney To Freedom in Degrees
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In this runner-up PLATO contest essay, Sydney To proposes that humans have free will due to human’s unique ability of self-ownership. As long as we are not inappropriately influenced, we can choose, progress, or influence ourselves appropriately. She cites our ability of self-control and self-revision as a representation of free will, which is a sufficient amount to make life meaningful.
54. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 14
James Drueckhammer Free Will
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Third place PLATO contest winner James Drueckhammer argues for the existence of libertarian free will by way of describing and dissecting Aristotle’s theory of the agent-causal theory against its most popular refutation. In the end to the author gives libertarian free will prominence and life.
55. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 14
Justice and Plato’s Republic
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56. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 13
Rory Kraft Editor's Note
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57. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 13
Jessica Jacobs The Ethics of Genetic Enhancement
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58. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 13
Angela Bleeker Should You Ever Tell a Lie?
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59. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 13
Margot Rashba The Good Student
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60. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 13
Scott Daniel The Madman in the Marketplace: A Critique of Nietzsche
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